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December 19, 2011

Featured Artist Clare Charvill & New G45 Blog Contest

Hello G45ers!

Happy Monday to you all and welcome to another great week here at Graphic 45. Today we've got an extra special treat in store for you. We've got winners to announce for last week's Graphic 45 & May Arts blog hop, plus there's a new blog contest for this week! Also, we're featuring the work of a very talented artist, Clare Charvill of the My Creative Spirit blog! We're sure you are going to fall in love with Claire's wonderful style! But before we get to the crafts we wanted to announce the winners for last week's blog hop! Our randomly chosen winners from our design team member blog comments and the Graphic 45 Facebook page are...

-Barbara Stardumsly: Chosen randomly from Nancy Wethington's blog comments on Friday!

-Abby Henderson: Chosen randomly from this week's Facebook comments!

Congratulations to our winners! Barbara and Abby please email us at info@g45papers.com with your shipping information and to claim your prizes! Big thanks to everyone who participated in last week's blog hop with Graphic 45 and May Arts! This week we've got a fun and easy new blog contest. Just leave a comment on the Graphic 45 Facebook page any time this week for your chance to win this spectacular prize pack! A Magic of Oz 12x12 paper pack, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts, Black Policy Envelope Staples and an E-Z Dots Mini by Scrapbook Adhesives! You can leave a Facebook comment between now and Friday when we announce our randomly chosen winner! We look forward to reading all of your comments this week!


Today we are thrilled to introduce you to an amazing artist, Clare Charvill of the UK. We came across Clare's wonderful Youtube channel and were instantly impressed by her gorgeous style and enthusiasm for her craft. There is always something inspiring to discover in her videos and on her blog. It's clear that Clare has a keen eye for creating heartwarming and stunning crafts and she loves to share her creativity with her crafting community. Mini albums seem to be Clare's favorite craft to create but her talents extend into all forms of crafting. Her elegant and classic style is instantly alluring, while her warmth and skill in her videos make Clare an unbeatable force in the crafting world. It is evident from all the wonderful comments left from her fans on her blog and Youtube page that Clare's art is beloved by countless crafters all over the world. Today will be a glorious mix of Clare's fabulous crafts and videos! We are thrilled to be featuring some of her amazing creations and some special Youtube videos as well! Below you can read more about Clare and behold her one-of-a-kind style! Ladies and Gentleman, we are so happy to introduce you to the lovely Clare Charvill!

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"I'm a working mum, managing an apprentice programme for a UK based car manufacturer  during the day.  I have two great teenage boys, a very supportive partner and live in the very centre of England not far from Stratford upon Avon. Since I was very small I've had an interest in all things crafty, something I think I inherited from my mum. In my 20's I took up cake decorating, inspired by a friend who made my 21st birthday cake and went on to teach basic and advanced sugar craft for 20 years at my local college.  I had great fun teaching others all the techniques they needed and how to make sugar flowers for  that special cake for a family occasion. Seeing people discover hidden talents they never new they had is really rewarding. My interest in scrap booking started about 7 years ago, when a new crafty shop opened in  town.  I had to go in lol, and came out with a few essential items, some papers and a couple of books and then set about creating two 12 x 12 albums for my boys adding journalling to the photos.  I really enjoyed capturing the memories and sharing them with the boys, and they loved their albums.  Last year I thought I'd make a mini album for my youngest son after a holiday in France.  It was very basic but I had great fun making it. I joined the crafting community on You Tube earlier this year and found the Graphic 45 paper collections. Inspired by the era they're based on, the colours and designs, I brushed up on my album making techniques and started making photo albums. The boys think I'm completely addicted... perhaps I am.  I did get carried away one friday night making my Magic of Oz album and was really surprised when I looked out of the window to see the sun coming up. I'm really enjoying discovering my creative spirit. Sharing creative ideas with other you tubers and once again helping others to discover their own hidden talents." -Clare Charvill 

Just in time for the holidays, here is an astonishing Christmas Emporium mini album and video. So many fun photos get taken during the holidays. Let Clare's wonderful mini help inspire ideas for your holiday photos! A gorgeous mini album like this one would be the perfect way to immortalize your cherished holiday memories!






This creation is a real craft treasure. It's an On the Boardwalk treasure chest that contains a marvelous mini album. This is a splendid example of upcycling! This vibrant and happy box with its matching mini album is so inspiring! Again, Clare has created a fun video for this heart-warming work of art.








Here is Clare's extraordinary Steampunk Debutante mini album. This mini has all the elements of a classic Steampunk creation: lots of gorgeous color, plenty of fun gears and embellishments as well as fascinating and curious images. This is another great example of Clare's exquisite talent for mini albums. She's also created a video for this marvelous piece for you to enjoy!






Feast your eyes on this lovely holiday craft, a Christmas Emporium Tag box that contains 5 unique tags! This is such a wonderful idea for a personalized gift for someone you love. There's another beautiful video all about this festive tag box! So much fun!





Here is another fabulous and festive Christmas Emporium creation by Clare. It's a Christmas Emporium 5x5 Altered Art Box and Card! This is such a wonderful idea for the holidays! Plus you can enjoy the great video that corresponds to this enchanting creation!




Clare is currently working on a stunning Tropical Travelogue mini album. Here is the front cover of this work in progress. You can see all of the delicate work and gorgeous use of our Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples. Look for this mini on Clare's blog in the near future! You can already tell it's going to be magnificent!


And finally, here's is a fantastic video by Clare that showcases her gorgeous Magic of Oz Photo Album. It's absolutely beautiful and she takes you on a page-by-page journey through this whimsical creation! Enjoy!


We hope you all enjoyed today's jam-packed blog! We want to thank the amazing Clare Charvill for all of her glorious work today. We hope you all had fun getting to know Clare! Be sure to check out her magical blog My Creative Spirit and Youtube page for more inspiration and craft wisdom! We look forward to reading all of your Facebook comments this week as part of this week's blog contest! We hope you all have a wonderful day. Please join us tomorrow for more craft inspiration and good cheer!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45


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I really think Clare's work is beautiful. I love all the Graphic 45 papers and accessories.

What a fantastic treat on a cold, wet afternoon to sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy a leisurely journey through Clare's wonderful projects.

I am definatley going to check out Clare's blog. She is amazing. I just love the Oz mini,my fave. Thanks for another wonderful day.

Wonderful, I follow her and I think she is amazing..I hope that she will be on the design team in the future

EVERYTHING is so beautiful. I have to go back and admire some more. Thank you for sharing.

Everything is stunning. Love them all.

Beautiful work, I just joined your blog and am excited to watch all your tutorials!!!!

She is a great artist, can't wait to get to the craft room and be inspired by her ideas.

She does have a passion and it shows. Nice work!!

so much beautiful work to view here! I am overwhelmed by how awesome it is! Thanks for sharing Claire!!

I've collected tons of Graphic 45 because I LOVE IT but it sits there because I have no imagination. THANK YOU for the inspiration, Claire! Your work is AMAZING!

it are super great projects now we have find the time to go create a few for our one.
thx for sharing this with us

the twins

Clare, your work is amazing. Thank you for the videos and thank you for stretching your imagination for us. I loved all your projects.

WOW, those are amazing. Nice job on ALLLL of them.

You are one talented woman...

What beautiful papers you chose. Don't you love G45?

So beautiful. I love the Christmas paper, well, all of them really. You put a lot of work, and soul into them.

OMG - wiping the drool from my chin. LOVE these all--AMAZING projects.

Love all the detail. Mini book are so much fun to make.

Great projects , especially like the tags !

Would love to win that Wizard of OZ collection. Ms. Clare's work is beautiful. Love to see upcycled works of art.

I love your work, Clare! It is so beautiful and concise. Please keep wowing us.

Have been following Clare since day one. Her work is so simply beautiful. We've missed her on Youtube these past few weeks but the wait was worth it. Love it all...!!!

What awesome projects! Clare's work is exquiste!

I have always been a fan of Clare's work. She is very talented and does wonderful videos and tutorials. Thanks Clare and you are very deserving of all these wonderful accolades.


LOVE LOVE LOVE Clare's beautiful projects with Graphic 45! Very creative and artistic without being overdone. And all are so very different - just gorgeous! Clare has certainly given me some great inspiration! Thank you!

I found her a month ago and subscribed to her videos. Very nice work, love it and of course the papers too.

What gorgeous work!!
- April W

Clare's a talented and wonderful person, I'm so glad you showcased her talent on your blog. It's always fun to see a new YouTube video from her pop up. So much inspirations she shares with us!!!

All I can say is WOW!!! I love Clare's style! She is a very creative and talented young lady. I am so glad you have used her as one of your designers.

Oh My - absolutely amazing work.

Excellent work by all the creators. Merry Christmas.

I watch all of Clare's videos and she is absolutely wonderful and her work is stunning! So happy she was this month's featured artist. Blessings!

Congrats Claire on being the featured artist this month, I love your stuff and am totally addicted to your videos, its like getting presents every time I get an email that there is a new video on your site :)

Oh my my my .... one really talented lady!! So looking forward to more of her work!!

coucou, waouh tout est magnifique et trop beau, bises

I'm just flabbergasted!!!!!! Blown away, amazed!!!!! WOW No wonder you've chosen to showcase her work! Such intricate details!


wow wow wow wow !!!!!

I looooooove seeing Claires beautiful creations!!! she always wows me
these are all beautiful!

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